MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (76th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 24 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 88.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics49.2% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive108% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory13.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit färger
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 25 '18 at 19:14
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing above expectations (76th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4690K-$189
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
88.2% Excellent
Memory 97.4
1-Core 116
2-Core 229
86% 147 Pts
4-Core 457
8-Core 457
62% 457 Pts
64-Core 454
30% 454 Pts
Poor: 65%
This bench: 88.2%
Great: 92%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 470-$126
CLim: 1350 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 18.9.3
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
49.2% Average
Lighting 191
Reflection 183
Parallax 256
50% 210 fps
MRender 142
Gravity 176
Splatting 132
49% 150 fps
Poor: 37%
This bench: 49.2%
Great: 50%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 256GB-$75
174GB free (System drive)
Firmware: PSF121C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 528 348 108 108 102 88 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
108% Outstanding
Read 552
Write 571
Mixed 512
SusWrite 214
104% 462 MB/s
4K Read 34.2
4K Write 119
4K Mixed 50.8
180% 68.1 MB/s
DQ Read 278
DQ Write 492
DQ Mixed 322
262% 364 MB/s
Poor: 76%
This bench: 108%
Great: 182%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$42
573GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 183 183 181 185 185 185 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 188
Write 188
Mixed 83.9
SusWrite 184
117% 161 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
150% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 106%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 2400 C11 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
75.8% Very good
MC Read 27.3
MC Write 27.3
MC Mixed 24.6
75% 26.4 GB/s
SC Read 19.9
SC Write 21.1
SC Mixed 23.2
61% 21.4 GB/s
Latency 48.8
82% 48.8 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 75.8%
Great: 87%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918) Builds (Compare 9,321 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918) - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Average Total price: $963
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